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Question: Who runs PharmacyChecker.com?
Tod Cooperman, M.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Dr. Cooperman is a noted researcher, writer and speaker on consumer healthcare issues. He has testified on health and nutrition issues before subcommittees of the Senate and House of Representatives and has been an invited lecturer at the National Institutes of Health. In addition to founding PharmacyChecker.com, Dr. Cooperman founded and is president of ConsumerLab.com, the leading independent evaluator of dietary supplements (vitamin, mineral, herbal and non-herbal) and nutrition products. Dr. Cooperman is a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine and received his B.A. in medical science and economics from Boston University. He is a blogger for the Huffington Post's Healthy Living section.
Gabriel Levitt, M.A., President and Co-founder
Mr. Levitt provides strategic direction, and is head of business operations, development and research. He is also a public advocate for prescription drug affordability in America, Internet freedom and the United Nations. He has testified before Congress on issues relating to access to affordable medicines and Internet freedom, published an op-ed in the New York Times about online pharmacies and personal drug importation and is the proud author of a chapter in an anthology about defeating the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). He is also the president of the Prescription Justice Action Group. Mr. Levitt received his master's degree in International Relations from American University and a bachelor's degree in International Relations and Political Science from Roger Williams University.
Shivam Patel, PharmD, BSPS, RPh, Director of Pharmacy Verification and Information
Dr. Shivam Patel provides expert knowledge regarding safe pharmacy practice, quality assurance, drug safety, and patient access to affordable medication. He is a registered pharmacist in Massachusetts and has experience in the community and hospital pharmacy settings. Dr. Patel has worked at Brigham and Women's hospital, Partners Healthcare, CVS Health, and Stallergenes Greer as the Senior Pharmacovigilance and Drug Safety Associate where he was responsible for quality review, analysis, preparation, and completion of labeling, narrative and submission reports of serious adverse events (SAEs) in order to meet regulatory requirements compliant with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Dr. Patel received a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Studies from Northeastern University. Dr. Patel was a Professional Pharmacy Practice Laboratory Instructor at Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences School of Pharmacy.
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